Institut de Chimie Moléculaire et des Matériaux d'Orsay

Marie-Christine Scherrmann

Bât. 420CP3A – ICMMO
Université Paris-Saclay
Rue du doyen Georges Poitou
91405 Orsay Cedex

+33 1 69 15 72 56

Qualifications and career

- Master degree in Fine Chemicals & Engineering: Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (Rouen), 1989.

- PhD in Organic Chemistry: University Paris Sud (Orsay), under the supervision of Prof. A. Lubineau, 1992.

- Post-doc fellowship: Dipartimento di Chimica, Ferrara, Italy, group of Prof. A. Dondoni, 1992-1994.

- Lecturer at the University Paris Sud (Orsay) from 1994 to 2008.

- Professor at the University of Paris Sud since 2008.

- Head of the Master “Instrumentation et Méthodes d’Analyse Moléculaire” since 2005.

- Supervisor of the team “Chimie Peptidomimétique Photochimie et Procédés Alternatifs” of the Institut de Chimie Moléculaire et des Matériaux d’Orsay (ICMMO) since 2015.

Research interests

Asymmetric organocatalysis, use of alternative media in synthesis, green metrics, development of fully automated meso-fluidic platform with online HPLC analysis for the rapid development of various syntheses.



Chimie verte. Concepts et applications, J. Augé, M.-C. Scherrmann, edp sciences, CNRS éditions, 2016, collection Savoirs actuels. 

Recent articles:

Synthesis and Applications of Carbohydrate-Based Organocatalysts. E. Wojaczyńska, F. Steppeler, D. Iwan, M.-C. Scherrmann, A. Marra, Molecules, 2021, 26, 7291

Formation of tetrahydrothiophenes via a thia-Paternò-Büchi-initiated domino photochemical reaction. A. F. Kassir, R. Guillot, M.-C. Scherrmann, T. Boddaert, D. J. Aitken, Org. Lett., 2020, 22, 8522-8527

Eucalyptol: a new solvent for the synthesis of heterocycles containing oxygen, sulfur and nitrogen. J. F. Campos, M.-C. Scherrmann, S. Berteina-Raboin, Green Chemistry, 2019, 21, 1531-1539

A Greener and Efficient Method for Nucleophilic Aromatic Substitution of Nitrogen-Containing Fused Heterocycles. J. F. Campos, M. Loubidi, M.-C. Scherrmann, S. Berteina-Raboin, Molecules, 2018, 23, 684, 1-15

Cooperative 5- and 10-membered ring interactions in the 10-helix folding of oxetin homo-oligomers. S. S. Ragab, A. F. Kassir, R. Guillot, M.-C. Scherrmann, T. Boddaert, D. J. Aitken, Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 1968-1971

The weight of flash chromatography: A tool to predict its mass intensity from thin-layer chromatography. F. Pessel, J. Augé, I. Billault, M.-C. Scherrmann, Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2016, 12, 2351–2357

Synthetic access to all four stereoisomers of oxetin. A. F. Kassir, S. S. Ragab, T. A. M. Nguyen, F. Charnay-Pouget, R. Guillot, M.-C. Scherrmann, T. Boddaert, D. J. Aitken, J. Org. Chem., 2016, 81, 9983-9991

Iodine-catalyzed formation of substituted 2-aminobenzothiazole derivatives in PEG400. G. Dumonteil, M.-A. Hiebel, M.-C. Scherrmann, S. Berteina-Raboin, RSC Advances, 2016, 6, 73517-73521

Total synthesis of triazole-linked C-glycosyl flavonoids in alternative solvents and environmental assessment in terms of reaction, workup and purification. F. Pessel, I. Billault, M.-C. Scherrmann, Green Chem., 2016, 18, 5558-5568

Synthesis and antiproliferative activity of a natural like glycoconjugate polycyclic compound. B. Maggio, M. V. Raimondi, D. Raffa, F. Plescia, M.-C. Scherrmann, N. Prosa, M. Lauricella, A. D’Anneo, G. Daidone, European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 2016, 122, 247-256

Cupreine grafted onto silica as an enantioselective and recyclable catalyst for the 1,4-addition of malonate to trans-β-nitrostyrene. I. Billault, R. Launez, M.-C. Scherrmann, RSC Advances, 2015, 5, 29386-29390

Investigation of the copper(I) catalysed azide-alkyne cycloaddition reactions (CuAAC) in molten PEG2000. I. Billault, F. Pessel, A. Petit, R. Turgis, M.-C. Scherrmann, New J. Chem., 2015, 39, 1986-1995

Straightforward Synthesis of Various 2,3-Diarylimidazo[1,2-α]pyridines in PEG400 Medium through One-Pot Condensation and C–H Arylation. M.-A. Hiebel, Y. Fall, M.-C. Scherrmann, S. Berteina-Raboin, European Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2014, 2014, 4643-4650